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Hollyhock Learning and Leadership Centre turns 40: Founding director reflects on legacy

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant to Canada-info.ca

A Cortes Island community hub is celebrating a milestone: Hollyhock Learning and Leadership Centre is turning 40 this year.

Hollyhock Founding Executive Director Rex Weyler says the push to create Hollyhock began in 1981, when he visited the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, where he visited a fortune teller. She told him that when he came upon hollyhock flowers peeking over a high fence, he would be in the right place.

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Finding Gilean Douglas & The Protected Place

Originally broadcast in Season One of the Deep Roots Initiative, Cortes Radio, CKTZ, 89.5 FM

In search of the deep spiritual roots of today’s environmental crisis, Sobhanā ​Dilani Hippola ​traces the footsteps of a pioneer spiritual ecologist, Gilean Douglas, from an old miner’s shack in the Cascade mountains to the majestic land of Channel Rock here on Cortes Island.  Gilean’s life and nature writings offer insight into the importance of dwelling close to wilderness and protecting sacred places.

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